Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder


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Quilters by the Sea


This past weekend we headed to Long Beach and enjoyed the Quilters by the Sea 2017 Guild Show. Long Beach is such an incredible city, there isn’t much of a chance on having a bad time. This was a smaller, well-put-together show, and everybody we encountered was very friendly. I was able to locate the wool batting that I was seeking for an upcoming hand quilting project. For some reason this was the first time for us to attend this show and I can say that we will definitely attend again.


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Saturday Class with Jen Carlton Bailly


One of the best things about belonging to a quilt guild is the speakers that we get a chance to see and maybe even take a workshop from. Last Saturday, Jen Carlton Bailly (aka, bettycrockerass) taught a workshop thanks to Ventura Modern Quilt Guild. We also got the opportunity to see the trunk show on Monday night. Jen’s quilts and her techniques are very creative and inspiring.


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In the Shadows, Lavialle Campbell

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to see a friend’s art exhibited at a gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Our adventure took us to Chinatown and Olvera Street… it had been a few years since we had been in the area, and it was fun to be out on such a beautiful day. In The Shadows by Lavialle Campbell featured her quilted pieces as well as some of her glass works. The exhibit addresses the dark and shadowy spaces related to illness and finding the beauty which is there. I absolutely loved this exhibit and was amazed by her creativity. Her pieces never cease to amaze me!